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Delivering on the Promise: M&A Integration and IT's Role

4:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Consolidation across the healthcare provider industry continues, with 2019 closing out as a banner year in size and scope of transactions. All this M&A activity should lead to real value — delivering benefits in service expansion, care coordination, efficiencies and cost savings, capital avoidance, population health and digital transformation. However, hospitals and health systems often fall short of realizing their vision for the future enterprise — lost in the morass of regulatory approvals, negotiations, the complexities of various deal structures and “getting the deal done”— and fail to answer the most critical questions: “What is our future vision for what we can achieve together, and how are we planning to successfully execute?” IT plays a pivotal role in answering this question and delivering on the promise of the partnership. In this panel, senior executives from 4 diverse organizations will explore leading practices for technology to enable the goals of integration and avoid common pitfalls. Panelists will explore several dimensions including unlocking potential savings across the enterprise, advancing strategic imperatives and meeting digital health demands, as well as how they have set IT up to successfully deliver with time, cost and resource constraints.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the critical success factors for technology and the IT organization in a fast-moving M&A environment to enable the goals of the partnership and avoid common pitfalls
  • Cite three examples of successful approaches of pre/post-merger integration taken at leading health systems
  • Apply the tips and approaches used by the panelists in the M&A journey in one's own organization


Director and Informatics & Technology Leader,
Director and Chartis Digital Leader,
The Chartis Group


IT Professional